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Building Core Strength with Yoga

3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM by Shoshana Hebshi

One of the many benefits of yoga is its capacity to build physical strength and mental fortitude. As our bodies sustain and flow through poses, we can get so lost in our breath and movement that we forget our muscles are hard at work. In nearly every yoga pose, our core is fired up, helping us move seamlessly from Downward Facing Dog to Warrior II to Triangle Pose. Once you start paying more attention to your core in yoga, you’ll notice how activated it is (or should be) in each pose.

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Common Nutrition Advice You Should Ignore

3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

There is no shortage of nutrition advice out there. While some advice is sound, much of it—even the advice you hear repeated a lot—is either wrong or, at the very least, oversimplified and impractical. Here are four pieces of commonly given nutrition advice that you’ve probably heard, but should definitely ignore.

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Exercises to Counteract Too Much Sitting

3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM by Angel Chelik

If you’re like most people, you spend way too much time sitting down, which has been shown to have negative health consequences. Learn how to combat endless hours of sitting with movement and specific exercises that will improve your posture, engage weak muscles and stretch tight muscles.

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Exercise Works Better if You Believe It Will

3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM by Jonathan Ross

Did you know that your attitude, thoughts and feelings about exercise can determine how beneficial it is for you—for your body, your brain and your mental health? If you hate exercise, says ACE Pro Jonathan Ross, it’s only because you haven’t found the type of exercise that’s right for you. Here’s why exercise usually works better if you believe it will.

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Exercises to Improve Your Basketball Game

3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM by Angel Chelik

March Madness is almost here—an exciting time for basketball fans. But for those who are playing basketball in adult leagues year-round, improving your skills and staying healthy is not limited to one month a year. Incorporating these exercises, which focus on fitness components essential to basketball, into your fitness routine will help keep you at the top of your game.

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Making Time for Mindfulness

3/17/2017 12:00:00 AM by Amber Long

You have probably heard about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but don’t have the time to commit to a time-consuming practice. Here’s some good news: A mini-meditation of as little as 60 seconds a day can help reduce stress and assist your health and fitness efforts. Here’s how…

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5 Side Effects of Not Eating Enough Veggies

3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

If you’re like many adults, you can’t seem to eat enough veggies to meet the recommended daily intake (2 1/2 to 3 cups for adults). But in addition to missing out on health-promoting benefits, not eating enough vegetables means you may be at risk of experiencing some negative effects as well. Here are five common signs you may not be consuming enough veggies.

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3 Ways to Find Your Fit

3/14/2017 12:00:00 AM by Shannon Fable

There is no shortage of workout ideas floating around for you to explore, but it can be hard to know which workouts are worth your time and effort. Follow these three simple steps and you may just find the activities you will do for a lifetime.

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The 7-minute Routine That Will Leave You Feeling Amazing All Day

3/13/2017 12:00:00 AM by Brett Klika

The list of things we should be doing every day to feel and move better is getting longer every day, but who has the time? ACE Pro Brett Klika offers up a simple “toolkit,” with which you can build a powerful physiological and psychological engine in only a few minutes each day. Perform these eight following exercises in succession each morning, or whenever you need a “feel good” pick-me-up.

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Today, Someday or Never

3/10/2017 12:00:00 AM by Jonathan Ross

When will you start exercising: Today, someday or never? If you wait until you have the ideal amount of time, energy or motivation to get started, says ACE Pro Jonathan Ross, you likely never will. Fortunately, fitness doesn’t require you to be perfect to deliver benefits—it only requires that you get started and make today a little better than yesterday.

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